On Friday, India stated that the missile that landed in Pakistani territory on March 9 was a’regrettable’ technical error that resulted in an inadvertent launch.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) expressed relief that no lives had been lost and stated that the Government of India (GoI) has taken the situation seriously and has ordered a Court of Inquiry (CoI) into the incident.
“On March 9, 2022, during routine maintenance, a technical breakdown resulted in the inadvertent discharge of a missile.”
“The Government of India has taken a severe stance and has ordered a high-level Court of Enquiry,” said the Ministry of Defence in a statement. According to the MoD statement, the missile landed in Pakistan but caused no casualties.
“While the occurrence is very sad, it is also a source of relief that no lives were lost as a result of the mishap,” the MoD said.
‘Object’ landed near Mia Channu: Pakistan’s DG ISPR
The clarification came after Pakistan claimed on Thursday that an unarmed Indian missile had landed 124 kilometres inside Pakistani territory.
“”The Pakistani Air Force’s Air Defence Operations Centre detected a high-speed flying object entering Indian airspace. From its initial route, the object abruptly deviated into Pakistani territory and breached Pakistani airspace, eventually landing near Mia Channu “In a press conference on Thursday, Major General Babar Iftikhar, Director General, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), stated.